Fishhook, one piece
Shell (pearl), plant
3.5 x 2.7 cm.
Pukapuka, Cook Islands, Polynesia
The fish hook is made from the shell of a black-lip oyster(Pinctada margaritifera). A piece of native cordage is still attached to the fish hook. Pearl shell hook given to Emory by R. D. Frisby for the Bishop Museum.